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Q: Puppy is gassy!

August 24, 2009 | By Daryn J. | 4 answers | Expired: 1873 days ago

Daryn J.

My 4 month old puppy is pretty gassy. They sound like people farts, lound and puey! Anyway, I was wondering if it is normal for dogs to get gassy like people? Or, do I need to switch foods until I find one that doesn't make her gassy. I am sure it doesn't feel too good in her tummy?? I am feeding her Solid Gold puppy food now and I want to stick with an organic or natural brand. She has been on this dog food since I got her at 8 weeks. It seems like some days it is worse than others also? Any suggestions or comments? Thanks

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Denise L.
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Aug 24, 2009

I understand-my rescued German shepherd/yellow Lab mix farts quite a bit, like a human, &, man, do they stink! I think it can be a breed issue. I know that boxers (assuming that your puppy is one, by the looks of him) are gassy by nature. I agree with checking into the ingredients of the food your feeding him.

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Sheltervt
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Aug 24, 2009

Looks like you have a boxer, and a mostly white one at that. Boxers can be very flatulent dogs, and modern breeding practices of breeding for more white can make things worse. As the other two posters have stated, nutrition is important, and Solid Gold is a fantastic food... but it might not be the right one for your individual dog, or you may need to help digestion along by adding some plain, unsweetened, unflavored yogurt to her food.

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Jillian
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Aug 24, 2009

your pup looks like a boxer. assuming she is a boxer, well, boxers commonly have sensitive bellies that can create very offensive gas. before i switched my boxer mixes food, she could clear a room. many dog foods are just not that good for any dog and when it comes to the sensitive stomachs, forget it. go to www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/ to find a good food. stick to four stars and above and her flatulence should disappear. also beware of dog treats. that was the big kicker for my dog. she loves her treats, but any more than one or two and her butt would be going all night. try to avoid dyes, by-products, and anything that seems like it could upset a belly. one fun treat that never bothers my girl are those fancy doggie pasties w/carob icing.

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Ethel02
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Aug 24, 2009

My dogs get holistic food & I really don't have that problem, every once in a while the Lab lets go, OHOOO! there are also pill's at the pest store I've seen, but with a young pup or any dog for that matter, just give the Vet a call & ask If something you see is OK & in what amt., if the pic. is of your dog, she's an Eng. Bulldog, right? cute as can be, my friend has one & to tell you the truth you might have to learn to live with it, part of their charm are their Knack for letting go allot, but on the bright side, tell people she does it, and if you ever have that problem You can always "blame it on the dog", Enjoy her, that breed is comical & almost as cute as my greyhounds & Lab.

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